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August 28, 2013

Galveston residents create a town wish list

75 attend fourth CCCF town hall.

GALVESTON — Given $1,500, Galveston residents dreamed of a new playground. A veterans’ memorial. Vintage street lighting and Christmas decorations. A bike trail.

And those might just be the start of the ideas.

About 75 people attended Galveston’s town hall meeting, earning $1,500 for the town. The Cass Community Foundation has had four town hall meetings where officials with the group give out $20 for every resident who shows up. The money goes toward a project to benefit the community. Each town can earn up to a total of $2,000.

The Galveston meeting and earlier meetings at Royal Center, Twelve Mile and Walton have helped celebrate the foundation’s 20th anniversary.

CCCF president Deanna Crispen began by talking about some of the things the foundation does and introduced board members in attendance.

“We want to build better partnerships,” Crispen said.

Dan Layman, a board member of the foundation, said the Galveston community is in a position to continue to grow. Lucy Burns hoped they would come up with some great ideas for Galveston.

Susan Platt also spoke before the meeting.

“In the beginning I think people thought the community foundation was a Logansport thing and Deanna has made it very much a Cass County thing,” Platt said.

Pat Gunnell, town council president, said she would like to see a handicap-accessible area in the park or an area to honor veterans.

Shawn Durham, with the Galveston Police Department, suggested a smaller park on the east side of town be created.

“The park we have is nice, but it’s a long walk for some of the younger kids,” Durham said.

Jodi Osenbaugh agreed with Durham that a park on the east side of town would be a good addition. Osenbaugh said she also wished for public poster areas so library programs in the summer would be better attended. She also suggested similar programs be offered in the fall.

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